The Photobucket Debacle Shows Us the Danger of Relying on Free Services | Fstoppers

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Admin under Business

There’s plenty to be upset about here: the somewhat ridiculous price Photobucket is charging for their hosting service, the complete lack of communication to users who have relied on the service for years, the fact that migrating to a different service is a huge pain that won’t fix all of your links. Take your pick. Some people are even going so far as to call Photobucket’s new policy “ransomware” (spoiler alert: it’s not) and claiming that the image hosting company’s policy change is illegal (second spoiler alert: also not). What everyone should really take away from this is the inherent danger that comes with relying on a free service for anything in your life, let alone for things you need to conduct your business.

So yeah, this sucks for people who rely on Photobucket for hosting all of their images for free. People are upset to say the least and at a price of $399 a year for 3rd party hosting.

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Not Happy at the 1%

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Gary Austin under Crime & Corruption, Documentary Photography, Social Issues
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A brief walk around Derby and I saw this window, obviously attacked from a previous night and all I thought of was the Occupy movement and a message to the 1%

A Gucci advert in an opticians window is damaged - documentary Photography

A Gucci advert behind an opticians window which has been damaged - Gary Austin Documentary Photographer

Remembrance Day in Derby

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Gary Austin under Documentary Photography
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As each year passes I try (and not on another job) to photograph the remembrance day parades as part of historical documentary of Derby (3 Photos)

Armistice Day in Derby UK

Couple pose for the camera in Derby UK

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Zombies Invade Derby

Posted on November 7, 2011 by Gary Austin under Other Traditions, Reportage Photography, Street Photography
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Zombie Walks are regularly happening in major cities around the world around the time of Halloween. I often like to document such activities as it shows changes in trends and culture as well as being a fun day out with bleeding from the eyes, blood running from the mouth, and that dead behind the eyes look (28 Photos)

Zombie Walk Derby :: Street Photography by Gary Austin Photographer

Group of zombies outside the Quad Arts Centre in Derby UK

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Heading back to Dale Farm

Posted on October 14, 2011 by Gary Austin under Documentary Photography, Social Issues
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I have been home for a few days and now packing to go back to Dale Farm I have lost count of how many times I have been there or how long.

Time seems to stop when I am at Dale Farm which is more down to the relaxed lifestyle the Travelers have as they seem to be time rich.

However this time I think it is going to be fraught as the bailiffs are going in to evict this time after loosing in court

No Ethnic Cleansing at Dale Farm by Documentary Photographer Gary Austin

No Ethnic Cleansing at Dale Farm

Waiting to be Evicted from Dale Farm

Posted on October 1, 2011 by Gary Austin under Documentary Photography, Issues
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Over the last few months I have stayed at Dale Farm, the largest traveller site in the UK where 80 families (mostly related to each other) are facing eviction by Basildon council.

Young traveller girl watches the bailiffs setting up at Dale Farm by Gary Austin Documentary Photographer

Young traveller girl watches the bailiffs setting up at Dale Farm the largest traveller site which is facing eviction

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Street Photography Hazards

Posted on July 29, 2011 by Admin under Uncategorized
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Street Photography Hazard with iPhone bt Gary austin

Can you guess which sign I fell over with my iPhone

Can you guess which sign I fell over?

Documenting History for the Future

Posted on June 27, 2011 by Admin under Children, Crime & Corruption, Issues, Protection
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This week there has been several issues that have caused some set backs: the Queens Head has closed, which for a pub is a concern as I have not had chance to photograph in there as yet. The other a lot more worrying and that is the issue of photographing children!

The Carnival at Little Eaton 2011 void of people and buildings

The Carnival at Little Eaton 2011 void of people and buildings

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A Look Elsewhere – Alcester Folk Festival

Posted on June 20, 2011 by Admin under Celebrations, Community, Fear, Other Traditions
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Alcester Folk Festival by Gary Austin

A fox in the middle of the smoke twirling a flaming torch

The Crow - Alcester Folk Festival

The Crow dancing at Alcester Folk Festival

Alcester Folk Festival - The Foxes

The Foxes playing at Alcester Folk Festival

At the weekend me and the wife left to go to the Alcester Folk Festival with my sons looking slightly puzzled as if to say “it’s us who go to festivals not parents” but we went anyway and left the house at their mercy.
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Hail Storm in the Summer

Posted on June 8, 2011 by Admin under Weather
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hail storm in summer - Little Eaton, Derbyshire

It's summer with a hail storm 8th June 2011

An unusual bit of freak weather struck the village of Little Eaton today with a hail storm in the summer. Some people call it “strange weather” while others say it is “climate change”


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